Lecture: The physics of dense stellar systems and the origin of stellar populations (astro8531)

    
                                                                    Pavel Kroupa
                                                    Argelander-Institut  fuer  Astronomie, Universitaet Bonn


Mondays 15:30 - 18:30,  Hoersaal AIfA (Room 0.012)

Schedule:


08.10.2018
1. Start and introduction (densesystems_1.pdf)
15.10.
2. Simple concepts: crossing time, relaxation time, properties of clusters (densesystems_2.pdf)
22.10.
3. Collisionless Boltzmann equation, Jeans equation (densesystems_3.pdf)
29.10.
4. The Plummer model, discretising/making clusters, escape velocity, dynamical equilibrium, dynamical states (densesystems_4.pdf)
05.11.
no lecture (PK at ESO, Chile)
12.11.
no lecture (PK at ESO, Chile)
19.11.
5. Fokker-Planck description, mass segregation (densesystems_5.pdf)
26.11.
6. Negative specific heat capacity, gravothermal catastrophy, evaporation, ejections, tidal field and radius, simple cluster evolution models (densesystems_6.pdf)
03.12.
7. The stellar IMF, the LF and the mass--luminosity relation of stars, solar-neighbourhood IMF (densesystems_7.pdf)
10.12.
8. the Initial Mass Function (IMF) of stars: in young and old star clusters; measurability of the IMF; alpha plot; origin (densesystems_8.pdf)
17.12.
9. The IMF as a non-probabilistic distribution function; how to calculate a galaxy (densesystems_9.pdf)
22.12.18-06.01.19
Xmas break
07.01.19
no lecture (PK in Bern at IMF network meeting)
14.01.
10. The initial binary population (densesystems_10.pdf)
21.01.
11. The birth and early evolution of star clusters and some implications for the astrophysics of galaxies (densesystems_11.pdf)
28.01.
Written exam: Room 0.008, 15:15-18:15
11.01.
Repeat exam: Room 0.008, 15:00--18:00